Discover how islands might be the answer to saving some of our threatened species

Australia has over 8000 islands – nearly half of which are off the coast of WA. Their relative isolation – caused by the surrounding water – can both protect species and lead to differences in biodiversity. But the ways in which humans use islands, as well as a changing climate, can also put some species at risk.

Investigate the plants and animals found on WA’s islands, and discover the benefits and challenges of isolated island life.

These resources support the WA Curriculum: Science, HASS and English.


BONUS: includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class


 

Click here to download to promotional poster for your staffroom


Take a photo, write a caption – and win!

Grab a camera, get outdoors and start photographing WA’s biodiversity – it could be as simple as some spring wildflowers or a neighbourhood magpie! Include a short caption with your photo and submit it all online.

Winners and their schools will share in almost $25,000 of cash prizes! Click here for further details.

What's Included?

Thanks to support from Chevron Australia, schools will not be invoiced.

Most schools* will automatically receive one class set inside the September 5, 12 & 19 editions of The Sunday Times (35 copies).

Includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class.

Please allow one to two days for delivery. Orders must be placed by 10am on the Friday prior to first delivery date. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate back orders.

*CONTACT MEDIA EDUCATION TO ENQUIRE.

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September 5: Island life

Islands are recognised globally as huge tourist attractions. Discover the species that call some of WA’s islands home and explore how their unique habitats draw the interest of travellers from near and far.

September 12: Islands under pressure

Being isolated can protect island biodiversity, however island life is not without threats. Explore how a changing climate is expected to impact islands, as well the repercussions human activity can cause on island ecosystems.

September 19: Island havens

Surrounded by a water barrier, island inhabitants are isolated and protected from the outside world. Discover some endemic WA island species and find out how islands are being used to protect threatened biodiversity.

Additional Resources

Celebrate WA’s amazing biodiversity through the camera lens.

Share in almost $25,000 of cash prizes!

Grab a camera, get outdoors and start photographing WA’s biodiversity – it could be as simple as some spring wildflowers or a neighbourhood magpie! Include a short caption with your photo and submit it all online.

It’s easy to enter!

  • DISCOVER: Find out about WA’s unique species, the threats they face and how people can help.
  • PLAY: Grab a camera and spend some time developing your photography skills.
  • EXPLORE: Get outside and capture the diversity of our state’s plants, animals and landscapes.
  • SHARE: Compose a captivating caption that highlights the biodiversity story of your favourite photo. This competition closes on September 24.

Click here for more information and to enter.

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